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Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene files to run for governor as a Democrat

Jeff Greene, campaigning for U.S. Senate, in 2010 [LARA CERRI, Tampa Bay Times]

Palm Beach billionaire Jeff Greene filed to run for governor on Friday, joining four other Democrats in the race.

Greene, who ran for U.S. Senate in 2010, immediately becomes a contender in the race, with the ability to easily self-fund his own campaign.

In 2010, Greene spent roughly $23 million of his own money running for the Democratic U.S. Senate nomination, but receiving only 31 percent of the vote against Kendrick Meek.

Greene is running against Tallahassee Mayor Andrew Gillum, former Congresswoman Gwen Graham, Orlando businessman Chris King and former Miami Beach Mayor Philip Levine.